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04.03 - 07.03 2015

20. August

We’re happy to announce the dates for by:Larm 2015!

From March 4 to March 7, the city of Oslo will once again be filled with people and music as the Nordic festival season kicks off.

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Export Academy 2015

17. June

Music Norway, by:Larm and Norway’s Regional Competence Centers set to extend Export Academy at 2015 by:Larm

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Here they are: the Jury's Selection 2014

27. November 2013

During the weekend of October 11-13, the jurors behind the Jury’s Selection got together to listen their way through this year’s applications at the by:Larm head office. It’s finally time to reveal the 15 artists that will be playing at by:Larm 2014!

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by:Larm 2014 presents: Irmin Schmidt in conversation

30. October 2013

A Krautrock legend comes to Oslo! Irmin Schmidt is a founder member and keyboard player of Can, the German band who have been named as a vital influence by everyone from Portishead, James Murphy, New Order, Factory Floor, Public Image Ltd, Mogwai and Radiohead to Kanye West (who sampled their ‘Sing Swan Song’).

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The selection of demo bands for 2014 has begun!

25. October 2013

For the past few months, artists from all over the country have been signing up on our webpage, sending us their best songs, music videos and bios. Now, the jury is going through all of the submissions from the potential demo artists for by:Larm 2014.

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Eight new Nordic acts to perform at by:Larm!

23. October 2013

We’re proud to present eight new artists that will be playing at by:Larm 2014. Ranging from Swedish post-punk to Danish art-pop, we believe these are eight strong and interesting artists with an international potential.

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by:Larm interviews

21. October 2013

by:Larm presents a series of smaller interviews with some of our invited guests for by:Larm 2014. Matthew Kaplan is a lawyer from New Jersey with over 20 years experience in entertainment law.

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Success for by:Larm 2013 band NONONO

19. October 2013

The Swedish band NONONO are headed towards international success. They’ve gone from playing at by:Larm last year, to scoring record deals with both Atlantic Records in the states and Warner Bros in the UK.

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by:Larm interviews

15. October 2013

by:Larm presents a series of smaller interviews with some of our invited guests for by:Larm 2014. This is Lisa Cronstedt, Head of Market & Communication of IFPI Sweden.

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Folkert Koopmans In Conversation

15. October 2013

by:Larm is proud to confirm a Q&A with Folkert Koopmans, Managing Director of FKP Scorpio Konzertproduktionen GmbH, and one of Europe’s leading promoters.

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Digital Training Sessions

14. October 2013

by:Larm has yet again teamed up with Music Ally to present cutting edge digital training sessions. Music Ally, a leading british information and strategy company covering digital music marketing, has been providing publications, consulting, research, events and training to the music and technology industries since 2001.

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Stream Shine 2009's new album

14. October 2013

Finnish Shine2009 is releasing their second album today, and you can listen to it in its entirety right here to see why we’re looking forward to their performance at by:Larm 2014.

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by:Larm interviews

11. October 2013

by:Larm presents a series of smaller interviews with some of our invited guests for by:Larm 2014. This time we had a talk with the Swede Johnny Tennander, who is Head of A&R Scandinavia / Senior Vice President A&R Europe at Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

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by:Larm interviews

9. October 2013

by:Larm presents a series of smaller interviews with some of our invited guests for by:Larm 2014. Second out is US Artist Developer Greg Vegas.

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by:Larm interviews

9. October 2013

by:Larm presents a series of smaller interviews with some of our invited guests for by:Larm 2014. First out is UK attorney Robert Horsfall.

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Legal Eagles

8. October 2013

In 2014, by:Larm will bring 20 music lawyers and attorneys from the UK, USA and Germany to Oslo. They’re taking part in by:Larm’s international programme, which is arranged in cooperation with Music Norway and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The lawyers will get to meet Norwegian music exporters, and they’ll be sharing their hard-earned wisdom in one of the festival’s many panels and seminars.

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Adrian Utley (Portishead) In Conversation

2. October 2013

Adrian Utley has been a key member of the Bristol triphop band Portishead since 1994, and together with DJ/producer Geoff Barrow has been the main musical force behind their worldwide success. Hear more about all this, plus the inside story of Portishead, in his live Q&A at by:Larm 2014.

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Nine new Nordic acts to perform at by:Larm!

19. September 2013

A diverse array of artists that by:Larm believes all have something special and interesting together with great musical talent. Finn´s Shine 2009 have just signed a worldwide record deal Modular and Cascine, and will release their debut album in October, Sweden´s Tussilago is the band of Lykke Li’s little brother, Zacharias Zachrisson, and Norwegian Death By Unga Bunga have just released their third album to rave reviews in Norway.

Click on the artists below for more information, or click here to see all artists announced for by:Larm 2014.

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First seminar announced: Matador Records Q&A

16. August 2013

We are delighted to announce a Q&A with Nils Bernstein and Chris Lombardi of the influential New York label Matador Records, known for bands like Mission Of Burma, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Pavement, Yo La Tengo and Cat Power, and more recently as the home of artists such as Sonic Youth, Savages, Kurt Vile and Queens Of The Stone Age.

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The delegate registration is now open!

15. August 2013

by:Larm 2013 was completely sold out of delegate passes for the first time in history, and we aim to continue that success for 2014. Please feel free to register now and save money with our Early Bird scheme. Early Bird prices only apply until Wednesday 4 September, so hurry and order your delegate Music Badge or Interactive Badge for the cheapest price available.
More information and registration here.

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Frequently asked questions

25. February

Wondering where you can exchange your ticket for a wristband? Or as a delegate – where is the check-in and when is it open?

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Brand & Sommerfelt’s Guide to by:Larm Interactive: For tech savvy geeks and cubical workers.

By By Tech Connoisseur Johan Brand and Life Connoisseur Sondre Sommerfelt. 20. February

This year’s program is pretty solid when it comes to the field of game design, so if indie games are your thing, have a quick scan of The Guardian’s Game blog (or Norwegian and head down to Youngstorget and Oslo Kongressenter. It’s also the place to get some networking done in an unpretentious, relaxed environment. After all, you can always say you came for the music.

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